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Jodie Ann Bell

Jodie Ann Bell

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Violent Crime, Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1997

  1. Domestic Violence: 25%
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
  3. Violent Crime: 25%
  4. DUI & DWI: 25%



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

11 total 

  • William Jordan Steed

    Jodie Bell is a great defense attorney, and it has been my pleasure to work with her on many cases to achieve successful outcomes for our clients. I endorse her without reservation.


    William Steed Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Stephen James Zralek

    Jodie is well-respected by judges and lawyers in Nashville for her intelligent, tenacious, creative and ethical representation of criminal defense clients. Whenever I have referred clients to her, she has represented them well.


    Stephen Zralek Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Bell, Tennent & Frogge, PLLC Law Office

414 Union Street
Suite 904
Nashville, TN, 37219



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best of the BarNashville Business Journal2015
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
2014 Panel Attorney of the YearCriminal Justice Act Panel2014

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Founding PartnerBell, Tennent & Frogge, pllc2007 - Present
Solo PractitionerJodie Bell, Attorney at Law2001 - 2007
Public DefenderOffice of the Public Defender1998 - 2001
Law ClerkHonorable Thomas Shriver1997 - 1998
Associate AttorneyLaw Office of Arthur K. Wachtel1995 - 1997

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Nashville Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
CJA Panel for the Middle District of TennesseeMember2005 - Present
Lawyers' Association for WomenMember1998 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMember1997 - Present
Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1997 - Present
Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense LawyersFormer Board of DirectorsN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Harry Phillps American Inn of CourtN/AN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
United States v. Clariot, et alNot guilty after jury trial

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Golden Gate University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
San Francisco State UniversityBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1991

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
CJA Panel Training SeminarIns and Outs of Federal Criminal Defense Practice2015
Lunch and LearnFake Drugs/ReaL Crimes: Controlled Substance Analogues2014
Board of Professional Responsibility Ethics WorkshopEthics and Criminal Law Panel2014